Instructions for Buon Vino Mini-Jet Filter
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BEFORE USING THE BUON VINO MINI JET FILTER
FILTER PAD DIRECTIONS
(A) The #1 filter pads are a coarse pad, used mainly for heavy wines. These pads will produce minimal clarity for your wine. They are used as a first filtration to extract the larger suspended particles.
(B) The #2 pads are finer and are used for brightening and polishing your wine. You should notice a brightness and clarity. These pads remove smaller suspended particles and are used for your second filtration.
(C) It you prefer to further enhance your wine or if you plan on bottling, use our #3 pads. These pads should only be used if your wine has been filtered with our #2 pads at least once. The #3 pads assist in removing the high percentage of yeast in the wine.
NOTE: One set of pads will effectively filter 23 litres (5 gallons) of wine. Remove the pads and replace with a new set after above mentioned quantity use. Discard after use.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Once you have started filtering DO NOT filter more than 10 gallons or 50 litres of wine at a time. If you have additional wine to be filtered you MUST allow the motor to cool for 45 minutes to 1 hour before commencing filtration.
DO NOT LET THE PUMP RUN DRY.
IMPORTANT: WINE MUST RE RACKED OR DECANTED AT LEAST ONCE DURING THE NORMAL PROCESS OF WINE MAKING.
NOTE: PRIOR TO FILTERING, RACK YOUR WINE INTO A NEW CONTAINER.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
1) READ FILTER PAD DIRECTIONS AND MOTOR DIRECTIONS FIRST.
2) Remove the pads from the package and place them in a clean container with enough fresh water to cover the pads and allow them to soak (approx. 5 min.) Make sure pads are not bunched together while soaking, allow the water to saturate on both sides of the 3 pads.
3) Attach the small diameter piece of hose supplied, to the fitting located under the drip tray. ("A" on diagram). This same hose is used for racking and cleaning your pump.
4) Loosen the two black hand wheels and remove the two central plates.
5) Remove the pads from the water and begin inserting them into the filter body. The course side will be facing the hand wheels and the holes will be aligned See diagram. The pads have a tight fit. Make sure to press down on the pad so that both sides of the "T" are sitting on the two side bolts and the pad is straight along the top. Place the pad into the filter body, next place one of the central filtering plates, insert the second pad and the next plate in the same manner, followed by the last pad. Once the pads and the plates are inserted all the pads and the plates should be even along the top.
NOTE: The pads are cut in a "T" formation with one side of the "T" higher than the other. The hooks on both sides of the filter plates also have the same offset. This allows you to insert the pads and plates properly.
6) Tighten the hand wheels to ensure a tight seal on the pads.
7) Insert the intake hose, which contains a stainless steel wire and a red anti-sediment tip to the inlet on the pump. (B on the diagram.)
8) Insert the long slightly larger diameter, out-take lube onto the exit nozzle (C on the diagram)
9) Place the intake tube into the wine to be tittered. Next place your out-lake tube and the small tube attached to the drip tray into your container which will hold your tittered wine. Upon commencing your filtration lie wine will push out the water that remains in the pad via your out take lube. Allow the water to flow out prior to placing the hose into the container which will hold your filtered wine. It you desire, you may place the tube attached to the drip tray into a separate container and re-titter this wine at the end.
(10) You are now ready to filter. Plug in the cord and turn on the switch located at the rear at the filter.
11) The pump may initially be dry, and will not draw the wine quickly. If this happens force some wine using the intake tube, into the pump.
12) For you convenience you may use the pump tor racking. For set up, follow the same directions as suggested tor cleaning your pump (bypassing the filter plates)
WARNING: THIS FEATURE MUST NOT BE USED IF THERE ARE SOLIDS IN THE WINE I.E.. OAK CHIPS, ELDERBERRIES ETC... WARRANTY WILL BE VOID.
When you have finished CLEAN YOUR PUMP. It is important to keep your filter clean.
1) Remove the short tube which had been placed on the fitting under the drip tray . Disconnect the short tube which leads from the pump to your first filtering plate and attach the drip tray tube to the outlet portion of the pump, leaving your intake tube connected to your pump. You now have a direct line through your pump, bypassing the filter plates. Pump clean cold water through your pump. Place your intake tube into approx. 15 lit or 3 gal. of clean water and your out-take tube in an empty container. Turn on the pump, allowing the clean water to flush out the pump.
2) UNPLUG THE MOTOR.
3) Remove your filtering plates and hoses and clean. When cleaning your drip tray be VERY CAREFUL. Do not allow any water to get into the motor section.
4) From time to time, place some petroleum jelly on the threaded portion of the two side bolts, keeping them lubricated.
SUGGESTIONS FOR GOOD FILTRATION
A) Filtration is the last step in wine making. Its purpose is to further clarify and help remove unnecessary by-products and a high percentage of yeast in the wine.
B) In order to achieve optimum results we suggest that a waiting period of at least 5 days take place between filtrations, as you progress to tighter (lower micron size) pads.
C) To further enhance and maintain your wine it should be properly balanced and stabilized before filtering. It is a good rule to add (10 grams) Metabisulphite and (10 grams.) Ascorbic acid for each 20 gal. (91 litres) of wine. You may also use TANNISOL, which contains the proper percentages of products in combination form and simplifies the process of wine stabilization (Follow proper directions). The BUON VINO FILTER PADS, TANNISOL or any necessary product and instructions can be obtained from the same retailer.